6 Early-Warning Signs of Rectum-Cancer Everyone is TOO Embarrassed to Talk About
One of the most embarrassing diagnosis for a lot of people is rectal cancer. Rarely someone wants to talk about the symptoms, or actually, rarely someone recognizes them as cancer symptoms. A lot of forms of rectal or anal cancer can be easily diagnosed, but there are some that might get us to the point where we believe that we only have hemorrhoids. But, should we be ashamed of any of those symptoms, like itching, bleeding? Why let this evil disease cost our lives just because we are ashamed of something? People that feel the symptoms are afraid to even to talk to their own doctor about the problem, nor family members. Different location of cancer can give different hope for the patient. Those melanomas that are higher up in the anal canal, probably won’t cause cancer and can be found in time. Unlike them, anal melanoma is spreading easily.
Land your CRUSHing blow to colorectal cancer by stepping out with cancer survivor Erin Wood and Dr. Hurwitz on Saturday, March 19, for the 2016 CRUSH Colorectal Cancer 5K & Family Fun Walk. The run and the walk begin and finish on Ninth Street in Durham. For more information or to register, visit dukeCRC.org.
Dr. Adeyinka Laiyemo discusses the increased incidence of colorectal cancer among African-Americans and his desire to close that gap at the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) Annual 2012 meeting in Chicago. Adeyinka O. Laiyemo, MD, MPH, Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Medicine, Howard University College of Medicine, Howard University Cancer Center.
Colorectal cancer, also called colon cancer or bowel cancer, includes cancerous growths in the colon, rectum and appendix. It is the third most common form of cancer and the second leading cause of cancer-related death in the Western world. Colorectal cancer causes 655,000 deaths worldwide per year. Many colorectal cancers are thought to arise from adenomatous polyps in the colon. These mushroom-like growths are usually benign, but some may develop into cancer over time. The majority of the time, the diagnosis of localized colon cancer is through colonoscopy. Therapy is usually through surgery, which in many cases is followed by chemotherapy.
Colon cancer often causes no symptoms until it has reached a relatively advanced stage. Thus, many organizations recommend periodic screening for the disease with fecal occult blood testing and colonoscopy. When symptoms do occur, they depend on the site of the lesion.